26.01.2018 09:27
The control tower of Graz Airport.

Photo: Graz Airport.

Traffic Development 2017

A strong scheduled program was unable to fully compensate for the decline of airberlin and in the charter sector.

The year 2017 began very strongly for Graz Airport. In particular the new daily scheduled connection to Amsterdam was enthusiastically accepted by the passengers.


In the end, a small passenger decline

The cessation of the airberlin connection to Berlin as well as declines in the charter sector (no Antalya!) have shrunk the good head start achieved in the summer. Due to the many and well-booked scheduled connections, only a small passenger decrease of 2.3% was recorded at the end of the year with 959,098 passengers.


Freight development

In a joint venture with Swissport Cargo Services Austria, the combined freight volume increased by around 21% year-on-year to around 19,000 tonnes.


Outlook for the summer of 2018:
We are currently still working on the summer flight program, but many details are already certain:


NEW:

  • Scheduled flight to Berlin, once a day except on Saturday, six times a week from the end of March with SkyWork Airlines
  • Charter chain to Thessaloniki
  • Charter chain to Monastir


IN THE PROGRAM AGAIN AFTER A ONE YEAR BREAK:

  • Charter chain to Antalya
  • Charter chain to Ibiza


TOTAL SCHEDULED FLIGHTS
Amsterdam, Berlin, Birmingham, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Munich, Palma de Mallorca, Stuttgart, Vienna, Zurich

CHARTER CHAINS TOTAL
Antalya, Brac, Burgas, Chania, Heraklion, Hurghada, Ibiza, Kefalonia, Corfu, Kos, Marsa Alam, Monastir (new!), Paros, Rhodes, Skiathos, Thessaloniki (new!), Thira/Santorini, Zakynthos

SHORT CHAINS AND SPECIAL FLIGHTS
Bari, Bastia, Catania, Dubrovnik, Exeter, Glasgow, Ivano-frankovsk, Lakselv, Larnaca, Lourdes, Madeira, Malta, Moscow, Naples, Palermo, Paphos, Porto, Riga (new!), Rome, Shannon (new!), Stockholm, Tel Aviv (new!), Tbilisi (new!), Vilnius.

The current status of the Summer Timetable 2018, which starts on Sunday, 25th March, is available here:
http://www.flughafen-graz.at/en/flug/flug-reiseinfo/sommerflugplan.html


The numbers in detail as well as the votes can be found in the press release.